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daristaniFriday 04th of February 2005 01:12:55 AM
On-line reference grammar of Pashto - For those interested in Pashto, you can download a 243-page reference grammar of Pashto (in PDF format) at this site: http://hem.bredband.net/arizaf/book.pdf
Paul8Friday 04th of February 2005 07:20:56 AM
- I believe that these lesson will be very helpful. However, it is a very large file (over 230 pages for those of you who have not looked at it yet) so it takes a while to open it. Do you know if the creators of this file have made smaller sections so that they'll be easier to view on the net?
daristaniFriday 04th of February 2005 08:42:09 AM
All or nothing, I'm afraid... - To the best of my knowledge, it's only possible to download the entire document at once. Also, note that it doesn't consist of lessons, but only of a reference grammar. The people who produced it, at the Center for Applied Linguistics, did produce a couple of volumes of lessons, as well as tapes and a glossary, if memory serves, but I think only the reference grammar is available on the internet.
daristaniFriday 04th of February 2005 08:53:41 AM
Further Pashto instructional materials - Here is the URL for the site that describes the Center for Appliid Linguistics' Pashto materials and explains how to acquire them: http://www.cal.org/pubs/pashto_p.html

Indiana University's Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) is also producing Pashto instructional materials; I don't think their materials are yet available to the public, but they do teach an intensive course in Pashto during their summer programs.